Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Wallace K. Harrison architectural drawings and papers, 1913-1986, bulk 1930-1980

Series I: Collection I (1981.001)

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Box 01 (Collection I) Folder 1 Biographical - Curriculum vitae, 1930s-1960s

Primarily biographical material gathered for WKH's various government positions.

Includes, among other papers, biographical narratives and timelines, Power Authority of the State of New York membership invitiation from Robert Moses; completed government questionaires; correspondence related to WKH's role as Director of the Office of Inter-American Affairs (includes a letter from President Harry Truman); identification and personnel data forms submitted in application for Directorship of Planning for United Nations Headquarters.



Box 01 (Collection I) Folder 2 Biographical Material, 1930s-1960s

Primarily biographical sketches for various publications; however, noteably, included is correspondence and WKH biographical sketch for a defense position with the National Resources Planning Board.



Box 01 (Collection I) Folder 3 Harrison & Abramovitz Job Lists, Records wanted for Book, Publicity, Prospects Compiled from old files & current records, 1945, 1960s-1970s



Box 01 (Collection I) Folder 4 Biographical and Personal - Citations & Awards, 1930s-1970s

Includes the typescript of WKH's introduction for Robert Moses at the New York Building Congress Luncheon (1954)



Box 01 (Collection I) Folder 5 AIA Gold Medal Award & Correspondence, 1945, 1956, 1967-8



Box 02 (Collection I) Folder 1 to 2 Biographical photos and printed articles, 1940s-1980s

Includes a portrait of WKH, ca. 1940s? (2 copies).



Cabinet Avery 218 [Doodle Books]

[Paper inventory avialable in the D&A reading room]



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 17 [Doodle Books Ephemera]

Includes a letter from Nelson Rockefeller to WKH and Ellen Harrison (1965); Letter from S. Moholy-Nagy; Letter from Robert Moses to WKH (1966); Letter from Eleanor Belmont to Ellen Harrison (1964).



Box 02 (Collection I) Folder 3 Publicity - Personal, 1945-1953



Box 02 (Collection I) Folder 4 Books, 1940s, 1970s

Includes outline and notes for WKH's book on Nelson A. Rockefeller; WKH review of Lewis Mumford's Roots of Contemporary American Architecture; typescript of WKH's "Planning Office Skyscrapers"; Review of Le Corbusier's "Towards a New Architecture"



Box 02 (Collection I) Folder 5 Speech Material from WKH Talks (xtra [sic] copies), 1940s, 1970s



Box 02 (Collection I) Folder 6 to 7 Speech Material - Mscl. Drafts, Quotes, Clips, etc., 1940s-1960s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 1 Speeches, Talks, Articles, 1956-1960



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 2 Speeches, Talks, Articles, 1961-1963



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 3 Speeches, Talks, Articles, 1964-1967



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 4 Book Material, Lectures notes, 1940s-1960s

i: WKH Book Material, ii: World Problems, iii: WKH Book Material, iv: WKH Notes



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 5 G - General, 1950s-1970s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 6 H - General, 1940s-1970s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 7 J - General, 1960s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 8 M - General, 1940s-1950s, 1970s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 9 N - General, 1959-1960

Includes 1 photograph of WKH in academic gown



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 10 P - General, 1960s-1970s



Box 03 (Collection I) Folder 11 R - General, 1950s-1960s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 1 S - General, 1960s-1970s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 2 T - General, 1950s-1960s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 3 Information Miscellaneous (Unit Costs, etc.), 1940s-1950s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 4 Obituaries, 1981



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 5 Personal Papers/Documents, 1910s-1920s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 6 Pictures that interested WKH, undated



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 7 Photos - WKH work, undated



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 8 Photos etc., undated



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 9 U-V-W - General, 1950s, 1970s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 10 X-Y-Z - General, 1960s-1970s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 11 A - General, 1960s-1970s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 12 Rotch Scholarship, 1930s-1980s



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 13 WKH Misc., 1940s-1980s

Photographs, catalogue, and correspondence on the work of sculptor George Rickey; also includes a letter from Frank Lloyd Wright to WKH (1952); .



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 14 Travel, 1960s

Primarily correspondence regarding professional memberships and upcoming meetings; includes a letter detailing proposed Henry Moore Sculpture for the U.N. (1980)



Box 04 (Collection I) Folder 15 Publicity - Personal 1954-1964, 1940s-1960s

Correspondence and clippings; also contains Program for Corner-stone Ceremony for the United Nations (1949)



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 1 Harrison and Abramovitz / Albany [and United Nations], 1970s



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 2 State University Study Community, 1969-1970



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 3 Harrison & Abramovitz / Miscellaneous, 1960s-1970s



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 4 to 5 Rockefeller Center - Current, 1970s

Press materials and correspondence



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 6 Rockefeller Center / Prior to 1970, 1930s-1960s

Includes correspondence and project narrative



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 1 Prospective Jobs, 1970s

Inscribed on back: "Malta Opera / Convention Building"



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 2 Natl. Academy & Rock. University, 1960s-1970s

Items WKH Discussing with John Turner [labeled on back: "Natl Acad. And Rock. Univer. To be reviewed 1/67"]



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 7 Lincoln Center : Metropolitan Opera House Acoustics, 1960s-1970s



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 8 Lincoln Center & Metropolitan Op. / Miscellaneous 1967 to date, 1960s-1970s



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 9 Lincoln Center & Metropolitan Opera General Material, 1960s

Including Minutes of Subcommittees, Complete List of All Persons Connected with Project, and a Record of Important Dates



Box 05 (Collection I) Folder 10 Newpaper clipping, 1960

Fragment on Pairs Opera staircase



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 1 Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera, 1950s-1960s

"All art work including Chagall, Callery, Maillol, Lehmbruck. Lobmeyer Chandelliers"



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 2 [Art], 1960s-1970s

Primarily material related to Metropolitan Opera



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 3 to 4 [J. Seward] Johnson Residence, 1970s



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 5 United Nations - Art Committee & Miscellaneous, 1960s-1980s



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 6 United Nations - Mscl. Corr. And Documents, 1940s-1950s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 3 United Nations Headquarters - Information & Records, 1940s-1950s



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 7 Photographs, undated

Group photographs from conferences, meetings, etc.



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 4 United Nations - Planning Meetings, 1940s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 5 United Nations - WKH Personal appt., 1940s-1950s

Notes, memos, tec.



Box 06 (Collection I) Folder 8 United Nations - NY City Work on site & approaches, etc., 1940s-1950s



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 1 Photographs

Includes album "To Honor Foreign Architects Visting the U.S. Dinner" (1946)



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 2 Housing Old Personal Studies WKH wants saved, 1940s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 6 Aluminum Panel Construction / Patent Application, 1950s



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 3 to 4 Architectural Associations - Miscl., 1950s-1970s



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 5 American Institute of Architects, 1940s-1960s



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 6 Architectural League, 1940s-1970s



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 7 [American Academy in Rome], 1960s-1970s

(WKH Trustee)



Box 07 (Collection I) Folder 8 Historical Material, 1940s-1950s

Includes files from "confidential files that WKH wishes saved: Palaise de Versailles Report / Max Thornberg's Confidential Reports / Milo Perkins Confidential Report of May 1948 on effectiveness of MARSHALL Plan."



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 1 Historical Material File, 1940s-1960s

AIAESD - IBEC -IHC - Seabrook Report



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 2 IBEC Housing Corp., 1940s-1970s

[International Basic Economy Corp.]: includes papers, reports, album of photographs and note cards for a speech by Harrison for the Royal Soceity of Ulster Architects.



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 3 Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies - WKH Exhibit 1979, 1979-1980



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 4 ILO - UN - Geneva, 1960s-1970s

New Headquarters Building for Internatl. Labour Organ. of UN in Geneva - WKH heads Committee



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 5 Metropolitan Opera, 1970s-1980s

Primarily correspondence regarding the South Lobby Alteration



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 6 Metropolitan Alteration, 1978

South Lobby Alterations



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 7 Pershings Memorial - New, 1970s-1980s



Box 08 (Collection I) Folder 8 Albany, 1970s-1980s

Miscellaneous correspondence



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 1 [Pamphlets on mobile/modular homes], 1970s



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 2 WKH review Rock. Apts. & other old things, 1930s-1940s

Includes 1 photograph of "Hall of a Country House designed by Wallace K. Harrison"; memorandum "Data on Hotel Avila, Caracas, Venezuela"; general correspondence and cost analysis for proposed Rockefeller Apartments



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 3 [Blueprints for All-Ways House], ca. 1946



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 4 [Blueprints for All-Ways House] "3/20/46 Duplicate", ca. 1946



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 5 [Blueprints for All-Ways House] "Priority Plans", ca. 1946



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 6 Albany Mall - Art Catalog, 1970s

Correspondence



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 7 Albany South Mall - Art & Art Comittees, 1970s



Box 09 (Collection I) Folder 8 Albany South Mall - Art & Art Comittees, 1970s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 1 Albany South Mall, 1960s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 2 Albany South Mall, 1960s-1970s

Includes a photograph of WKH at the unveiling of the model



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 3 Albany South Mall, 1970s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 4 EGG/Lounge Furniture, 1970s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 5 Albany South Mall, 1980s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 6 Albany South Mall / Correspondence for "EGG", 1980s



Oversize Oversize 01 Albany South Mall / Film Reel for South Mall Model, undated, 1 film reels



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 7 Dartmouth, 1950s-1980s



Box 10 (Collection I) Folder 8 Lincoln Center - Nagare Sculptures, 1970s



Box 11 (Collection I) Folder 1 to 2 First Presby. Church, Stamford / General and Tower, 1970s



Box 11 (Collection I) Folder 3 [Radio City Scrapbook]



Box 11 (Collection I) Folder 4 to 5 UN Book mock-up



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 1 "Research Guide for a Book", 1948



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 2 Rock. C. 1936-37 / Opera Magazines, 1930s-1960s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 7 Picasso - Sculpture, undated

Includes contents of folder "negatives"



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 3 Corresp. With Alexander Calder & Misc., 1950s



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 4 Pencil Points article N.A.R., 1922



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 5 Book, 1976

[Interview with WKH on N.A. Rockefeller]



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 8 Stamford Church - Tearsheets, 1950s



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 6 Material for Book - Misc., 1950s-1960s



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 7 "For Avery", 1950s-1970s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 9 [Miscellaneous clippings, articles, book: Shelter Designs for Protection Against Radioactive fallout], 1950s



Box 16 (Collection I) Folder 10 Vasarelly, 1960s



Box 12 (Collection I) Folder 8 Persian Competition, undated

prints of drawings



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 1 [Miscellaneous Photographs and Slides, includes original folder], undated

Includes photographs of Alcoa, Rockefeller Center, Rockeller Apartments, Hopkins Center, and more



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 1 to 2 [N.A. Rockefeller Book], undated



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 2 [Correspondence Regarding Empire Youth Theater], 1974



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 3 "Wallace K. Harrison - A Tribute" [Delivered by August Heckscher; includes magazie clipping on Albany Hall]



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 4 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, 1978

Scrapbook : "Dedication: Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller-Empire State Plaza/Friday, October 6, 1978/Albany, New York"



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 5 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, 1975-76

Construction photographs : 12 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 6 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, 1977

Photographs of sculpture and pavement details : 6 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 7 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, 1970

Photographs ("To Take to Albany to Match with Sample") : 8 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 8 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, undated

Photographs, view, model, drawings : 7 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 9 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, 1977-78

Photographs: rendering: "Mall from West", model, night view, Equestrian statue: "J.P. Seley/Cornell(?)"



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 10 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, undated

Xeroxes of site plan and photographs : 4 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 3 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, ca. 1960s

Photographs, view, model, drawings : 7 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 4 Albany South Mall -- General -- Site plans, Cultural Center, ca. 1960s

Xeroxes of site plan and photographs : 4 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 11 Albany South Mall / Meeting Center (EGG)

Color photographs of interiors : 12 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 12 Albany South Mall / Meeting Center (EGG)

Photographs, model, interior, exterior : 5 items



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 13 Albany South Mall / Meeting Center (EGG)

Miscellaneous: xeroxes, brochure folder



Box 13 (Collection I) Folder 14 Corning Glass Building, New York City

Photograph : 1 item; Xeroxes : 2 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 1 First Presbyterian Church (Stamford, CT), ca. 1958

Commemorative Booklet



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 2 Brochure "This church…this architect…these people make news", 1950s-1980s?

Photograph of detail sheet : 4 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 3 Hall Auditorium, Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio)

Photographs, negatives and positives : 21 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 4 Wallace K. Harrison Residence (Huntington, Long Island, NY), undated

Photographic prints : 4 items; Contact sheets : 3 items; Negatives : 4 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 5 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)

Photographs of drawings : 23 items ; Photographs of exterior : 8 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 6 Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

Site plan photographs : 5 items; Slide : 1 item



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 7 Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY), 1960s

Photographs, slides, contact sheets, and transparencies of sit plans, interiors, exteriors, and models : approx. 100+ items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 8 Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Miscellaneous xeroxes, clippings, tearsheets, brochure, unidentified sketch, Opera News Magazine



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 5 Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY), undated

Photographs of model : 5 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 6 David Milton Residence (Bermuda)

Photographs : 2 items ; Photostats of drawings : 9 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 7 Residence, Pocantico Hills (Tarrytown, New York)

Transparency



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 9 New York Museum of Science and Technology (Flusing Meadows Park, NY)

Photographs : 9 items ; Transparencies : 28 items



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 10 New York World's Fair 1939 Theme Building

Photographs : 36 items; clippings



Box 14 (Collection I) Folder 11 Pahlavi National Library (Tehran, Iran) -- International Competition

Original Program, Questions and Answers, Early Report, Miscellaneous



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 1 to 3 Pahlavi National Library (Tehran, Iran) -- International Competition

Program, Identification Form, Photos of model, Information on country



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 8 Pahlavi National Library (Tehran, Iran) -- International Competition

Original Program, Questions and Answers, Early Report, Miscellaneous



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 9 Pahlavi National Library, Tehran, Iran, International Competition

Photographs of model : 33 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 4 CIA Building - Program for Cornerstone Laying, 1959



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 5 Pennsylvania Power & Light Building, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Photographs : 3 items; letter



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 6 Residence, Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, NY

Photographs : 6 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 7 Library, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Transparencies : 10 items; Photographs : 5 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 8 Rockefeller Center, New York City, 1960s-1970s

Photographs: 18 items ; contact sheet : 1 item



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 9 Rockefeller Center, New York City, 1930s?-1970s?

Photographs : 5 items (includes images of models)



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 10 Rockefeller Center, New York City

Photographs of original model : 3 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 11 Rockefeller Center, New York City

Miscellaneous articles, xeroxes



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 12 Rockefeller Center, New York City

Photographs on board, original scheme and new building [Standard Oil of New Jersey] : 5 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 10 Meeting Hall, Rockefeller University, York Ave., New York City

Photographs, transparencies



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 13 Socony-Mobil Building, New York City

Photographs : 4 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 11 Residence in Seal Harbor, Maine

Photographs : 2 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 12 Julian Street Residence, Scarborough, New York

Photographs, negatives and positives : 5 items



Box 15 (Collection I) Folder 13 United Nations, New York City, 1950s-1980s

Architectural Record, July 1952, offprint ; Henry Moore: United Nations Exhibits Committee, photographs : 16 items ; Miscellaneous xeroxes, photostats



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 14 United Nations, New York City

Photographs : 35 items



Box 17 (Collection I) Folder 15 X City Project - Unbuilt on East River Site Now Occupied by United Nations

Miscellaneous photos, xeroxes, color xeroxes



Box Oversize 01 Unidentified Audio Reel, undated, 1 open reel audiotapes

Labeled "K Ferrier 15K"